Angered and hurt, hundreds of marchers gathered at the spot Freddie Gray was brutally arrested in West Baltimore on Tuesday to rally for justice. Friends, family, and supporters of Gray made their way to the Western District Police Station, chanting for the officers involved to be brought to justice. Six Baltimore police officers have been suspended with pay, but charges have not been filed. As the investigation continues, so will the community of Baltimore in it's fight against police brutality.
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In solidarity with the National Day of Anger, people gathered in downtown Baltimore to continue their journey for change. As they reached MLK Boulevard, marchers faced countless police lines as BPD tried to prevent their movement to M&T Bank Stadium and the Horseshoe Casino. As the rally moved on, the police continued to box marchers in at Battle Monument Park and eventually on North Avenue. At North Avenue, dozens of police and state troopers blocked protesters from going North, South, East, or West, with a police helicopter hovering above, loudly stating "This is an illegal assembly! Disperse now or you will be arrested!". After 15 minutes of marchers asking police to let them leave, the line opened up and the rally continued a few more blocks north, where it ended with powerful words, unity, and hugs.Read More
Marching through freezing flurries, a small group of protestors gathered at Baltimore's Penn Station and took to the streets. They're destination: Baltimore Central Booking. Followed by a BPD van full of batons and shields and a group of police almost equal in numbers, the group marched their way past the Baltimore City Correctional Facility as inmates chanted "Hands up! Don't Shoot!".
Following a Ferguson, MO grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the murder of Mike Brown, a New York City grand jury made the decision to not indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold murder of Eric Garner. Again, the people of Baltimore took to the streets to make sure their voices were heard.Read More
The day after a grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the murder of Mike Brown in Ferguson, MO, hundreds of protestors gathered together in downtown Baltimore in response.Read More